The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 46 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 21 30 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.13% 5.01% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 21.43% -
Number of salaries quoted 20 27 0
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
MPLS
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
147 140 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.88% 23.37% 23.18%
Number of salaries quoted 137 116 71
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MPLS
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Cardiff

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Cardiff

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 30 (93.75%) Cisco
2 28 (87.50%) Firewall
3 26 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (71.88%) LAN
4 23 (71.88%) WAN
5 19 (59.38%) CCNP
6 18 (56.25%) BGP
7 17 (53.13%) VPN
7 17 (53.13%) Load Balancing
8 15 (46.88%) Advertising
9 14 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (37.50%) F5
11 11 (34.38%) DHCP
11 11 (34.38%) CCIP
11 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
11 11 (34.38%) Internet
11 11 (34.38%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (31.25%) OSPF
13 9 (28.13%) CCIE
13 9 (28.13%) CCNA
13 9 (28.13%) Juniper
14 8 (25.00%) Telnet
14 8 (25.00%) SSH
14 8 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds
14 8 (25.00%) HSRP
14 8 (25.00%) PuTTY
14 8 (25.00%) SecureCRT
15 7 (21.88%) MS Office
16 6 (18.75%) Network Design

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (87.50%) Firewall
2 23 (71.88%) LAN
2 23 (71.88%) WAN
3 18 (56.25%) BGP
4 17 (53.13%) VPN
5 14 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (34.38%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (34.38%) DHCP
6 11 (34.38%) Internet
7 10 (31.25%) OSPF
8 8 (25.00%) Telnet
8 8 (25.00%) SSH
8 8 (25.00%) HSRP
8 8 (25.00%) PuTTY
8 8 (25.00%) SecureCRT
9 4 (12.50%) DWDM
9 4 (12.50%) IPv4
9 4 (12.50%) IPv6
10 3 (9.38%) DNS
10 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (46.88%) Advertising
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Network Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Team Leader
2 10 (31.25%) Network Team Leader
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Operations Team Leader
4 6 (18.75%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Network Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Load Balancing
2 6 (18.75%) Network Design
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 26 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (59.38%) CCNP
3 11 (34.38%) CCIP
4 9 (28.13%) CCNA
4 9 (28.13%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.13%) CCENT
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 30 (93.75%) Cisco
2 12 (37.50%) F5
3 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
4 9 (28.13%) Juniper
5 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 3 (9.38%) NetApp
8 2 (6.25%) Intel
8 2 (6.25%) Avaya
8 2 (6.25%) JBoss
9 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.13%) BT
9 1 (3.13%) TOWER Software